I was thinking of same thing. I've startled a lot of ducks off small ponds at 901S (Caddo Grasslands, Ladonia). I was thinking of just getting a stout fishing rod, throwing an old reel on it and tying on as big of a trebel hook as I can fit. Just cast out and snag the shot birds. Could cast clear over most of the ponds.
Put a jitter bug on the end of the line, if you miss it work that top water and may hook up with a bass! Plus then you don't hve to worry about snagging stuff below the water.